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In Praise (but also Suspicion) of Patterned Pants

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by unbelragazzo, Mar 24, 2012.

  1. Superfluous

    Superfluous Senior member

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    Those are sweet herringbone pants.
     
  2. hobartbarista

    hobartbarista New Member

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    Hey guys, these are my first patterned pants ever, it was so hard to choose what to wear them with, I'm wearing a standard white t-shirt underneath- please criticize and help! I've just started to be interested in style!
     
  3. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    hmmm both jacket and pants look too short. jacket sleeves are too long. Those are indeed some difficult pants to wear as odd trousers...are they originally part of a suit?
     
  4. forex

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    Looks like he used Foo's overcoating for his pants. Foo overcoat-just enough for Luca's pants.
     
  5. HansderHund

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    I do like the tie though, it's a fairly interesting pattern/loom. Cashmere? I have something mildy similar in a beige/light oatmeal cashmere but that one has a lot more texture.
     
  6. Victor Elfo

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    I had the same impression. IMO, windowpane patterns belongs to suits, not separates.
     
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  7. hobartbarista

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    Good to know! It's seperate and actually quite streety, with cream and burgundy top stitching (?) on the front pockets, which the jacket is just hiding. Thanks for helping!
     
  8. jsanders65

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    Wearing patterned pants can be tricky as you really need to balance the look with just a solid shirt.
     
  9. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Disagree. I think plenty of pics in this thread show patterned shirts and pants in harmony. But it's definitely more risky.
     
  10. Victor Elfo

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    How do you feel about patterned shirts with madras plaid patterned trousers? I never saw this done in a way that I felt comfortable looking at.
     
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  11. Superfluous

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    Nothing should ever be Madras.
     
  12. Pingson

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    Just stumbled across this thread. A lot of great trousers here (and a few not so great!). Should have posted this here (instead it went into WAYWRN a few days ago):

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  13. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I'm willing to be proven wrong, but I agree with your second statement.
     
  14. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I like, but I would change for a light blue shirt - this one looks white. Also, the buttoning point on the jacket is high for my tastes, but maybe that's a critique for another thread :)
     
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    9 out of 10 times I would have chosen a blue shirt. This time I had been wearing blue shirts for quite a few days in a row and I needed some variety. But point taken!

    As for the buttoning point, I agree. One of the drawbacks of being tall is that the buttoning point appears higher than what I think is intended for the cut of the jacket. I have an appointment scheduled with a tailor next month and a new blue odd jacket is my top priority....
     
  16. Betelgeuse

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    Great trousers!
     
  17. connor09

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    There's nothing wrong with having patterned pants. I myself have those in my closet. Just make sure you have the right balance when wearing patterned pants
     
  18. Inker19

    Inker19 Well-Known Member

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    Did you win the Michael Stipe look-a-like contest you entered?
     
  19. LilacCords

    LilacCords Senior member

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    Patterned/Tartan trousers look great on the golfcourse. Can't help feeling that patterned trousers would always be trumped by a plain alternative.
     
  20. Testudo_Aubreii

    Testudo_Aubreii Senior member

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    This good thread shouldn't die. If it's patterned odd trousers we're talking, the 1840s-1860s are their heyday. These guys make even the 70s' enthusiasm for bold plaids look halfhearted.

    [ATTACHMENT=6207]1840sFrockShadbelly.jpg (53k. jpg file)[/ATTACHMENT]

    [ATTACHMENT=6208]1849Plate.jpg (165k. jpg file)[/ATTACHMENT]
     

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